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Sep 25, 2012 11:00am PDT
the environment. katie marzullo joins us from brook field elementary to explain how. >> reporter: there's plenty of reading, writing and arithmetic taught here. the students are also learning hands-on, how to care for their environment. the school day starts with breakfast in the 4th grade class. it is what happens after breakfast that is special. >> we just put our breakfast in the right bins that shows the pictures. >> reporter: no trash chance they meticulously separate waste in the classroom and in the cafeteria so that nothing goes to waste. >> they understand the environment stays clean and by composting and separating they help the environment. >> reporter: part of green gloves program. nearly half of the schools in the oakland unified district are participating and in doing so the district is diverting more than 41% of solid waste from the landfill. >> we take the scraps and take them to a recycling facility and create compost and return that back to the schools for their gardens. we close the loop. >> reporter: the students reap benefits in their gardens. the program is in its second ye
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 11:00am PDT
dead bird infected found near city college indicating the virus is in our environment this year. the doctor says it is no reason for any of us to panic there are many who come into contact with the disease who don't become sick. >> only one out of five become ill. more likely to have fever, aches and pains like a flu-like illness and not know that they were infected with west nile virus. only one out of 150 will actually develop severe neurological disease. >> reporter: that severe neurological disease is encephalitis swelling of the brain that can lead to fogginess, confusion that's what they say that san francisco patient is recovering from. those at the highest risk are older than 50 or who have weak or compromised immune systems. best way to protect yourself, be sure you have screens on your windows to keep the mosquitoes out. kira klapper, abc7 news. >>> iran's president thinks he knows the cause of all the world's problems. next, what mahmoud ahmadinejad told u.n. general assembly meeting this morning. and why the u.s. delegation didn't hear a word of it. >>> in the presid
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